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Armidale, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am an older woman who often travels alone to Cairns. I have tried many hotels and apartments and had many varying and often negative experiences. I now only stay at the Rydges hotel as it offers security and consistently excellent 24 hour service. Its location is great as it is situated within easy walking distance of the shops, restaurants,...

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Thank Alice C
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While visiting Cairns we stayed at the Resort. The room was perfect in every way, our son enjoyed the pool and my wife and I enjoyed the bar. We were on the 11th floor so we had fantastic views over Cairns, from the boardwalk along the esplanade to the CBD. The only negative thing we would mention is that the...

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Darwin River, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Friendly helpful staff from start of our stay to the finish. The hotel is lovely and bright and is situated near the waterfront with a short walk across the esplanade to the ocean, our room had a fantastic view of this. The hotel also has a green policy for stays longer than one night and by making up our room...

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andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear ellenp91, Thank you for your recent comments following on from your stay with us. The team here will be pleased to read that they made a difference. Our "green choice" program is certainly popular and a great environmental initiative, it was pleasing to read that you were able to make the most of this service. We trust that you...

Mackay, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is not ultra modern, but offers clean,large comfortable rooms in a very good location. It is still on the Esplanade but away from the hurly burly of the front tourist "strip!" Excellent restaurant and friendly staff.

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Thank Ian S
andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Ian S, Thank you for your recent comments and such wonderful feedback. We certainly appreciate your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back when you next visit Cairns. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. General Manager.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Okay hotel. Beds really comfortable. Location is okay-- a 20 minute walk from marina and 10/15 to the main food area. Hotel needs updating and the pool is okay. Towels are provided which is good. Breakfast buffet is over priced-- go somewhere else.

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andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Laurenmyk, Thank you for the time taking to review your recent stay with us. In terms of our buffet breakfast we have the options of either a hot or continental breakfast(prices vary depending on choice). There is also the option to order from our A La Carte menu. There is a breakfast discount offered if pre-purchased when making your...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed on the top floor with gorgeous sea views! Staff were friendly and helpful, rooms were clean and of good size. Not too far from the city / esplanade (walking distance) definitely recommend staying here, kid friendly as well! 😊we will be back!

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andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca G, Thank you for such terrific comments and the time taken to share your experiences from your stay with us. It was pleasing to read that you enjoyed your mini break and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Cairns. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. General Manager.

Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here as part of a group on a tour of Australia. Hotel is in a great location opposite the beach with views of the sea or the rain forest. Rooms were large and clean with everything we needed including free WIFI, complimentary toiletries and an extremely comfortable bed. Staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful and meals in the...

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andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear LindseyCh, Thank you for your wonderful feedback and the time taken to review your recent stay with us. The team here will be pleased to read that we were able to make a difference and that the hotel met your expectations. We trust that you will enjoy the rest of your trip around Australia and we hope to have...

Young, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff were lovely and very helpful, the hotel had many great facilities, the restaurant and cocktail bar were great but the tower apartment accommodation just needs a freshen up. It was clean except (for the decaying bird on the front verandah ledge) but our room leaked and the carpet had gotten rather mouldy which smelt when you first opened...

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andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Bec W, Thank you for taking the time to pass on your comments following your recent stay with us. The team here will be pleased to read that they made a difference to your stay. My apologies for the areas where we fell short. The units are all privately owned and we are working closely with the individual owners...

Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here in October 2012 and we had a wonderful stay. The staff were very nice and the view from our room was simply amazing! The location is great and is a short walk from the Esplanade Boardwalk. This was a very good hotel that we would definitely recommend!

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andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear tylerbishop, Thank you for your feedback following on from your stay with us. Thank you to for your personal recommendation. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the Rydges Esplanade on your next visit to Cairns. Kind Regards, Andrew Wallis. General Manager.

warwickshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I had 6 nights in this Hotel and had an amazing time here. The room was large and had the most beautiful view over the sea. The staff were extremely helpful, It was just perfect. Pool towels were provided and the pool was huge. If I ever return to Cairns I would most certainly return to this...

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andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear MeganWarwickshire, Thank you for such wonderful feedback and your personal recommendation. We trust that you enjoyed your overall time in Cairns and hope to welcome you back to the hotel next time you are visiting Cairns. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. General Manager.

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Additional Information about Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Address: 209 - 217 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Matson Resort Cairns)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: £70 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns 4*
Number of rooms: 240
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